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Thiotepa is a type of chemotherapy. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.
Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and monitor liver and kidney function.
This medicine can be found on the skin because it is available in sweat. Caregivers should take extra precautions when caring for patients.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be given in the cerebrospinal fluid (intrathecal)
Not all patients who take thiotepa will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.